Explore the most popular beach trails in Maryland with hand-curated trail maps and driving directions as well as detailed reviews and photos from hikers, campers and nature lovers like you.

2 days ago

went on a nice winter day. Good hike. Easy trail with some nice river views.

2 days ago

nice trail. really enjoyed our day. we didn't see anyone else on the trail. great views. lots of great pictures espcially along the creek. we will do again.

The wife and I enjoy this place very much so. We walked the complete outside Perimeter. It's all paved in blacktop and easy on the feet. No hills and that's great if you are deal with IT band issues. With the trees being so bare we saw a few deer. The wife was so busy talking they heard us coming and ran. When I come here by myself I have nearly tripped over the deer. They never even run away. We saw squirrels running around the whole time. It was very breezy out and a bit colder on the waterfront.

18 days ago

Trails were clearly marked. Beautiful park. The rangers were very informative and kind. Lots of families. So many beaches! We will definitely return.

I'd call this a easy moderate trail, scenic views of the marsh and Big Elk Creek. I wore sneakers but probably should have worn my hiking boots, I was fine without poles. Wear insect repellent, there are a lot of mosquitoes, ticks and spiders.

25 days ago

Fun, wet and soggy day trail on 24 Feb 2018. Didn’t do full trail, but made it to the falls. Little slick but the vegetation helps hold the soft ground well. No animals seen or heard.

For the most part I love this trail, very scenic and the cemetery is cool. The first few times I got pretty lost though, especially before I had this app. Trails generally aren't blazed. I take my dog, but if you do PLEASE be wary.. I've encountered aggressive off-leash dogs and even one man with 7 or 8 dogs, 4 off leash.

Very nice trail, lots of wild life. Trails are not clearly marked, map was also confusing.

Clear paths by ponds and beaches. People kite sailing along the beach, lots of dogs and kids. Mellow scene.

Hart Miller Island State Park is only accessible by boat. Hiking, biking and walking are the main activities, as of now. The island, a former dredged material containment site, is currently under development. The south cell, approximately 1/3 of the island, was opened in 2016 to visitors. HMI is recognized as a major bird watching destination in the Chesapeake Bay region. The trail on the south cell is mainly a flat perimeter road installed for maintenance vehicles and tour buses. It now encircles the entire south cell. It is somewhat hilly but an easy hike or bike. There is also a short pond loop trail. As of now, during the open season, DNR provides bikes to visitors for free. The #1 reason to visit HMI is the awesome and picturesque views of the Chesapeake Bay. From this elevated trail. The 360 degree vistas are breathtaking. Knowing what to expect, comfort stops, benches, interpretive signage and shade structures make for a great place to run, hike, walk or bike. I recommend sun and insect protection.

Great trail. I took the red out to the cliffs (they say walking out where the cliffs are is off limits this time of year, but I took that more as a suggestion). Red trail is nice and easy hike offering great water views.

After leaving the cliffs I took the orange trail. It’s also nice and heavily wooded with good inclines. Note, some parts are muddy; you can get through them but I recommend hiking shoes over sneakers for better footing.

Note, towards the end, the map shows that the orange trail continues towards the left of the service road that leads to the parking lot. But really it’s the service road that takes you back.

I’d definitely do this trail again. I went early so it wasn’t crowded.

Nice walk

2 months ago

Great Hike. Saw some tundra swans.

Great views of Annapolis and the bay, but not a very picturesque walk.

nice easy trail. waterfall is completely frozen right now. still pretty but it doesn't really look like a waterfall.

Red trail was a nice walk out to the cliffs. The trail was clean and very well marked. I decided to switch trails when leaving, I started on the Red then switched to Blue junction which ended as the Yellow trail. Calvert Cliffs definitely has the potential for adventure.

Nice hike and trail is fairly well maintained. There were two places that I paused to figure out the trail path, but the snow may have had something to do with that. Talk about snow, caution, this trail is VERY VERY slippery today due to the snow and the wet leaves. Make sure you hike on a low tide due to the beach walk.

Well maintained. I love the interpretive tree signs and the signs along the canal.

Very easy walk on the main trail to the Lighthouse and a great view. I took the loop which was a little more effort. I told the Ranger of falling trees on the loop path.

mountain biking
3 months ago

Nice little park, kids enjoyed it.

Please be aware three is any entrance fee of$20 for a week. they also have annual passes.

We liked this trail. We went with our sons (12,15) The footing was a little rough and lots of downed trees along the trail. The only issue we had was figuring out where it ended. It was well marked up until that point. Fortunately, we ran into a couple and followed them. So if you do the trail and come to the beach, hang a right and the trail goes behind the cattails.

I hiked this trail 2 years ago. It is a easy hike with the exception of a steep rocky decent by the 0.6 marker on the map.

Lived here my whole life, love walking my dog on this trail

A must do during the fall. Temperatures are pleasant, crowds have died down for the season, and wild horses provide visitors such a unique experience!

Easy trail if you just want to get out for a little adventure

Nice amount of paved trail however confusing. Markers for main trail were not clear. I got lost a few times. Very shaded and lots of deer even in warm weather.

4 months ago

nice this time of year

trail running
4 months ago

Love this place, especially the dog beach! Perfect for walking and running with my dog.

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